Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles: Everything You Need to Know about Miscarriage

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Bantam Books, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 334 pages
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From one of the foremost doctors in the field and a woman who has experienced miscarriage herself comes a comprehensive, encouraging, and accessible guide on both the causes and, more important, the prevention of miscarriage.

Though one in four American women will lose her pregnancy, this heartbreaking experience remains a taboo subject, fraught with myths and misinformation. But with the right prepregnancy evaluation and ongoing care, for many women miscarriage can be prevented.

During forty years of practice, Dr. Bruce Young has treated hundreds of women who experienced the heartbreaking loss of miscarriage and helped them bring babies to term. Now he has teamed up with one of his patients who experienced miscarriages herself, Amy Zavatto, to write this informative, compassionate guide that combines the medical facts with insights from the patient’s and doctor’s viewpoints. Dr. Young thoroughly explains the basics of pregnancy and miscarriage, and provides in-depth answers to the questions: Why did this happen to me? and What can I do to prevent it next time?

Including case studies of patients who’d experienced recurrent miscarriages, Dr. Young illustrates a variety of reasons for pregnancy loss—from diabetes to genetics, from hormonal deficiencies to autoimmune disorders—explaining why each miscarriage occurred, as well as how to diagnose and in many cases treat the underlying problem.

Providing the most up-to-date information on physical and mental health, nutrition, and technology, Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles is a proactive tool and comforting resource—from an expert with real-life reasons to give every woman hope for a successful pregnancy.

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Review: Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles: Everything You Need to Know about Miscarriage

User Review  - Erin Dodge - Goodreads

This book changed how I think about fertility issues. While most women conceive, carry and birth with no interventions needed, when there is a problem, that doesn't mean that you're doomed to ... Read full review

Review: Miscarriage, Medicine & Miracles: Everything You Need to Know about Miscarriage

User Review  - Ramona Drozek - Goodreads

Excellent information about blood work and the reasons for miscarriage! Read full review

About the author (2008)

Bruce Young, MD., is internationally known as a leader and innovator in obstetrics and gynecology. He developed the first obstetrical intensive care unit and founded the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at NYU Medical Center. He is currently the Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Medical School and is listed in America’s Top Doctors and in New York magazine’s Best Doctors 2007.

Amy Zavatto is a freelance writer in New York City. Her work appears in Planned Parenthood’s Teen Wire magazine, as well as in Food & Wine, New York, Plenty, and Gotham, among others.

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